PSUT forges ahead with 6 awards at 10th National Technology Parade, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 13:45



Princess Sumaya University for Technology continues its journey of success and excellence, marking up a new achievement by winning 6 awards at the 10th National Technology Parade 2017, a competition for Jordanian university students. Held under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, and organized jointly by the German Jordanian University and the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship at PSUT, the Parade aims to equip students with the necessary skills to have an effective presence and influence in the labor market. The event involves the exhibition of graduation projects presented by students of Jordan’s official universities, which compete against each other in a number of categories.

The President of PSUT, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, congratulated the winning students and all members of the University’s teaching faculty and administrative staff who contributed to this achievement. Prof. Al-Refai stressed the University's determination to achieve the vision of HRH Princess Sumaya, Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees in striving to raise Jordan to the ranks of developed countries, academically and technologically, by encouraging young people to take the lead in innovation and investment in knowledge, which is an intrinsic and crucial part of the process of keeping abreast of and motivating progress. The President expressed his wishes for everyone involved to continue on the path of distinguished service.

The Director of QRCE at PSUT, Dr. Abdelraheem Abual Basal, stressed the role of the Center and other national institutions in supporting creative students, as they backed up the Center’s achievements and emphasized its status and role in the Kingdom and abroad. QRCE is considered an official source for building the knowledge of university students, researchers, inventors, and owners of private initiative projects, as well as strengthening and building their individual capabilities, in accordance with the Center’s strategic objective to support economic growth through the provision of services and programs aimed at developing technology entrepreneurship and marketing.

PSUT took second place in the Smart Systems track with a project from students Amal Al-Tahan, Natalie Ayoub, and Lujain Dabbas, under the supervision of Dr. Talal Al-Edwan from the Department of Computer Engineering. Third place in the Smart Systems track also went to PSUT students Lana Issa, and Mays Al-Yousef, under the supervision of Dr. Firas Alghanim, Department of Software Engineering. Second place in the Industrial and Productivity Technology track was taken by students Ahmed Haddad, Rajai Abu Saqr and Ismail Harun under the supervision of Dr. Sufian Majali from the Department of Software Engineering. The students Ruba Al-Jundi and Mays Al-Yaseen won second place in the IT track under the supervision of Dr. Naila Al-Mady from the Department of Computer Science, while third place in the same category went to students Sawsan Al Azzazi, Dana Obaid and Aseel Qa'adan, who were also under the supervision of Dr. Firas Ghanem, Department of Software Engineering. Second place in the Public Safety track went to the student Shafiq Saifan, under the supervision of Dr. Ashraf Qaddoumi - Department of Computer Engineering.

The competition posed a real challenge, with only 35% of projects originally presented reaching the final round. The 10th National Technology Parade covered nine main tracks: Green and Sustainable Technology, Medical and Bio Technology, Defense and Security Technology, Industrial and Productivity Technology, e-Learning Technology, Business and Society Technology, Technology for Public Safety and Quality of Life, Innovative Technology for People with Special Needs, and Entertainment and Gaming Technology.

It is worth mentioning that PSUT participated in 4 out of the 9 tracks, and won prizes in all four. The 10th Technology Parade is held to highlight the contribution of Jordanian universities to the comprehensive national development and to encourage society to exert all its creative energies, deepen scientific values, promote critical thinking, and encourage creative innovation. Moreover, the aim of the competition is to present opportunities to the young people who are the leaders of tomorrow and the backbone of the country.